By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. District Judge Denny Chin was confirmed as a second circuit judge by a 98–0 vote by the U.S. Senate on April 22, making him the only active Asian Pacific American (APA) federal appellate court judge. It has been more than five years since an APA has served anywhere […]
Last week, President Obama nominated Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi, Judge Susan Richard Nelson, Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander, Judge James K. Bredar, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmond E. Chang to United States District Court judgeships.
The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) recently announced the launch of a fellowship opportunity for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students to build their legislative and public policy analysis skills on issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community.
This must be a women’s week in Seattle. The Asian Pacific American Summit for API women, a national leadership conference, held on Microsoft campus, had attracted Asian women from all over the country. There were four men out of 181 attendees. Good men, I presumed.
The Center for Asian Pacific American (APA) Women will hold its National Leadership Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Formerly known as the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI), it is the only membership organization in the United States that is dedicated to developing women who come from Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) backgrounds.
Skyline High School junior Ehrik Aldana was elected chair of the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council after serving one year on the council.
Nelson Dong was honored with the 2008 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Trailblazers Award
One organization has certainly outgrown its original location in 1973 – the basement of Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church in Seattle’s Beacon Hill district. Back then, 25 pioneers volunteered their time to provide a much needed multilingual mental health service to 77 clients.